Tim Kiser's photos with the no parking

Idea for a nondoor.

Idea for a nondoor.
This is giving me a design idea for a fireplace for my house, including the bollards.

No but seriously, this is a bank ("Homestead Savings Bank"), and seeing this I'm ready to give all of my money to it.

No but seriously, it's a smoking shelter for smok…
Added on December  9, 2016

An excellent view upon the street "500 West" in downtown S-L-C.

An excellent view upon the street "500 West" in downtown S-L-C.
Like all of the other streets in Salt Lake City with "West" and "East" designations, this street runs north-south. You will have to decide for yourself whether you like that. I am not going to tell you what to think.

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In downtown…
Added on October 18, 2016

Brilliant stripes of nonparking on a gravel lot.

Brilliant stripes of nonparking on a gravel lot.
"Just paint the gravel, man. You can just paint the gravel."

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In downtown Hastings, Michigan, on October 11th, 2014, at the southeast corner of Apple Street and North Jefferson Street.

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Library of Congress…
Added on December 22, 2016

Windsor Ontario grove of AILANTHUS ALTISSIMA amid plenty of impervious surface.

Windsor Ontario grove of AILANTHUS ALTISSIMA amid plenty of impervious surface.
Dormant but come spring when their glorious leaves come out they'll be known as "ghetto palms."

I sure didn't need to come all the way to Canada to see Ailanthus altissima yet here I was.

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In Windsor, Ontario, on February 20th, 2…
Added on June 13, 2016

Golden arches entryway.

Golden arches entryway.
It straddles the sidewalk that connects the campus of Central Michigan University to a nearby McDonald's parking lot. Locally this is a popular spot for high school senior portraits, marriage proposals, weddings, and pranks.

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In M…
Added on August 30, 2016

A Ford dealership!

A Ford dealership!
Well I guess it is going to be time for me to buy a Ford now huh, seeing as how I am inexorably moving in a straight line toward the Ford sign, which is taller than all surrounding buildings.

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In downtown Woodsfield, Ohio, on Apri…
Added on June 16, 2016

The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.

The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.
To enjoy this you have to set aside your natural suspicions of local governments in the rural areas of the U.S., riddled as they are with corrupt good-old-boys' networks and lawless cops, etc. Just think about the architecture.

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Added on November 17, 2015

PRIVATE DRIVE, not anymore!: NO PARKING.

PRIVATE DRIVE, not anymore!: NO PARKING.
Idea for its next message: PARKING LOT.

That parking lot beyond the sign is LITERALLY CRIMINALLY underutilized in my opinion. The underutilization ought to be criminalized.

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In downtown Warren, Ohio, on June 21st, 2014, on the no…
Added on April  1, 2015

Flowerbeds are beds, first and foremost.

Flowerbeds are beds, first and foremost.
This is in Lake Charles, just an awfully hot and humid subtropical city, and from what I've been given to understand of the political and social climate of the region, I assume shade trees are being withheld mainly out of spite.

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Added on October 11, 2014

Hand-drawn nonparking.

Hand-drawn nonparking.
This was my favorite part of the parking lot. What is that broken candlestick-looking thing at the bottom.

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In Louisville, Kentucky, on March 7th, 2014, at the northwest corner of East Jefferson Street and South Hancock Street.…
Added on June 16, 2014

Resemblance of these to a pallet of large gray macaroni.

Resemblance of these to a pallet of large gray macaroni.
"That's a nice building back there, designed by a thoughtful architect commissioned by an admirable corporation," I said.

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In downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on March 1st, 2014, on the west side of South 4th Street, south of Guthri…
Added on August 21, 2014

They resemble fringe on a bedspread, more than icicles, but.

They resemble fringe on a bedspread, more than icicles, but.
During average waking hours in the U.S. during the month of December, no fewer than ten people are speaking the words "icicle lights" aloud at any moment.

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In downtown Covington, Kentucky, on December 23rd, 2012, a building at the…
Added on June 28, 2014

"Pine Valley" caketopper.

"Pine Valley" caketopper.
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, on August 4th, 2013, at the intersection of Packard Street and Pine Valley Boulevard.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA7861 Apartment houses—United States—Pictorial works.
GT3911.A2 Signs and s…
Added on March 24, 2014

1990 world.

1990 world.
It surprises me that the pipes and gas metering equipment were installed post-1990. I can't remember the last time I observed workmen installing a gas meter.

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In downtown Flint, Michigan, on May 26th, 2013, in Brush Alley, south of…
Added on November  1, 2013

"Vine Panels" public art idea for this Family Dollar façade.

"Vine Panels" public art idea for this Family Dollar façade.
This is an example of not every idea needing to be expensive when people are trying to think of projects.

This Family Dollar sometimes sells brands of snackfoods I've never even heard of!, but sometimes there are dusty- or gritty-feeling water spots on t…
Added on October 28, 2013

Ann Arbor sidewalk.

Ann Arbor sidewalk.
The idea here — I think? — was to minimize the area of land covered by impermeable surfaces, from which stormwater runoff would collect unwanted pollutants. Ha ha, no I'm just kidding.

Slightly above the lower right corner of the picture, I accidentally…
Added on December 20, 2012

Oldtime writing. How it felt to read signboards in the 1800s.

Oldtime writing.  How it felt to read signboards in the 1800s.
Re 'expens': To drop the final 'e' from words ending in -ense is to indicate that the word should be pronounced with a 'z' sound at the end, instead of an 's' sound.

Compare:
• in my defense ⇶ in my defens
• my driver's license ⇶ my driver's licens
• I'm…
Added on July  7, 2012

I know why the Minneapolis Lake Street Kmart faces south.

I know why the Minneapolis Lake Street Kmart faces south.
I like the Lake Street Kmart very much because I have always felt a fondness for the play of its parkinglot's lightpole shadows upon the snakes of shoppingbuggies.

I heard a rumor that all of the items for sale inside the store are dirty & broken & strew…
Added on November 24, 2009